Prairie Pal

Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
Joined on Oct 23, 2003

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On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK news story (158 comments in total)
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dopravopat: I am sure there is a market for people who would buy these producst. How are they called? Hipsters? Wait, no, there is another word for it...

Suckers? Is that the word you're looking for?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK news story (158 comments in total)

excuse me have you seen my hack-tack? Oh, I wish someone made some sort of gadget that keeps track of your hack-tack.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 73rd comment
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras news story (53 comments in total)

Full disclosure of the cause and how it got into the supply chain. Gold stars for Canyon for being concise and transparent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 22:20 UTC as 27th comment

small sensor maybe buuuuut... the improved shake reduction translates into slower shutter speeds when shooting in low light or extended zoom, rather than bumping up the ISO. To a certain degree of course.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 06:50 UTC as 38th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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caver3d: Buy either m43 (Olympus and Panasonic) or Fuji X-systems. These cameras have great IQ, are feature-rich, and are built very well. Time for you misguided FF fanatics to get a reality check and dump your dinosaurs.

Now there's a slogan you might start seeing in Oly and Panny advertisements.. "Dump that Dinosaur".
Push Pull or Drag that old DSLR in to the store and get $50 trade-in for it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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fullofwit: I am an owner of the D600 with the spots appearing on the photos. But I am very curios with regards to this statement: "Nikon will replace it with a new D600 or an equivalent model".
If the Nikon D600 is defective, how come they are going to replace my camera with another defective one? Unless there is a particular model of D600 that doesn't have that problem, then what solution is it to replace a faulty one with another faulty one?
Why not say right away replace it with a D610!
Truly? I don't understand their logic...!

To a degree I think Nikon is hoping people SWAP-UP, and pay the difference for a more expensive camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 18:01 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup news story (179 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Don't forget; Kodak once had 63% of the small digital camera market. They sold them in every place from camera stores to drug stores. The name is obviously still remembered.

That's important to remember. The name carries a lot of power and pride of association. As Kodak grows it will attract new and existing R&D talent from its competitors. Kodak could be poised to be the dominant player in this format especially if it attracts investment from a broad source of money players.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup news story (179 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Mighty oaks start as little acorns.
The more players in the M4/3 arena the better, and even more so if they carry a trusted household name. The name Kodak has touched far more people with a broader range of photographic talent and knowledge than any other ever has. (this is an assumption based my own experience, so don't go running to google to prove me wrong). Some people will buy this camera because it's a name they trusted in the past, a name that has sentimental value, and because it will be a "cheap small cute camera" an interchangeable lens camera (read "I will feel like a professional"), and a readily accessible camera in department, drug, and electronics stores.
Some will not even know they are buying a "M4/3" camera in a sense that WE are aware of M4/3. Then, as soccer parents become more aware of the other lenses and body brands available to them they will embrace and branch out.
I believe this addition to M4/3 is proof that the format is strong and gaining momentum.

As an afterthought: I think this is just the tip of the ICEBURG. I see a whole enterprise of "output" possibilities under the Kodak name: print kiosks, tabletop snapshot printers, social media, forums, apps, t-shirts. Photography belongs to Kodak and Kodak is coming back with a vengeance. Two years from now Kodak will be back in the mainstream the way that Pepsi, Nike, apple iPhones, gay rights, and legalizing cannabis are today.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 21:08 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup news story (179 comments in total)

Mighty oaks start as little acorns.
The more players in the M4/3 arena the better, and even more so if they carry a trusted household name. The name Kodak has touched far more people with a broader range of photographic talent and knowledge than any other ever has. (this is an assumption based my own experience, so don't go running to google to prove me wrong). Some people will buy this camera because it's a name they trusted in the past, a name that has sentimental value, and because it will be a "cheap small cute camera" an interchangeable lens camera (read "I will feel like a professional"), and a readily accessible camera in department, drug, and electronics stores.
Some will not even know they are buying a "M4/3" camera in a sense that WE are aware of M4/3. Then, as soccer parents become more aware of the other lenses and body brands available to them they will embrace and branch out.
I believe this addition to M4/3 is proof that the format is strong and gaining momentum.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 20:02 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies

Back in the olden days we used to call this a "sports finder". It didn't need batteries and it didn't need a patent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)
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newe: what a fiasco...D400 would have been better....weirdos running the company.

WD400 ? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:50 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)

Hence the real reason Nikon came out with the 610. I wouldn't think a decision like this would be sudden and without Nikon's foreknowledge. D600's are banned in China..?.. no problem, rename it D610. I'm assuming of course that China is a big enough market that Nikon is worried. I really don't know, but if it is then add that number of D600's to the returns heap and it's mind boggling to guess what they're going to do with it all. Garbage and spare parts? To sell them as refurbs will eat into sales of profitable models.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 48th comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This would be the perfect time for Dpreview to create a "reboxing video" for the Nikon D600.

LOL hilarious!! Now there's a You Tube video prime for viral !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes news story (147 comments in total)
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Aaron801: The idea is OK, but the execution somehow leaves something to be desired.

The process they use for food photography definitely does not transfer to whatever they call this. It must have been a slow week at the restaurant.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 01:06 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes news story (147 comments in total)
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Todd Ka: This the dumbest thing ever featured on DPR.

The series is uninspired, unimaginative and totally forgettable. The scenario possibilities are obvious and so "fill in your own blank". Sure they're a chuckle, but they're more in the genre of "laugh of the day" spam emails than art. That's neither a rant nor an insult. That's my critique of them being placed here in this forum and that's all. When DP puts fluff like this in the NEWS panel they make it one step closer to turning it into a tabloid.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 01:57 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes news story (147 comments in total)

what kind of crap is this? Is has nothing to do with photography. Nothing at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
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DonSantos: This just increased the resale value of my d600. Thanks Nikon

My thoughts exactly. It's a second chance to dump the camera and the rest of my Nikon equipment and make a "run for it".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 02:36 UTC

Let this be a LESSON TO THE WEAK KNEE people that shot down anyone who started discussing class action lawsuits with the excuse that it was fruitless. A swift KICK IN THE PANTS to the regular THREAD POLICE who whined about being "forced" to wade through D600 oil threads, insisting that the forum was going down the drain because of it. Shame-on the FAN-BOIZ and "wanna be Nikon reps" (you know who YOU are) who denied there was an issue and told people to accept mediocrity and just stop shooting smaller than f8.
TAKE A LIFE LESSON and learn! This is how you get things done. This is the balance of power that consumers still have; freedom of public speech and public perception. Consumers have more power in their wallet than they realize.
As one of the people who constantly spoke out about the problem, posted samples and shot thousands of blank frames to test clean up theories, and shouted at Nikon for refusing to accept responsibility... "You're Welcome"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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RichRMA: It was oil, not dust. Right? Dust is easy to deal with. Sticky junk isn't.

Yes it is oil. When the sensor cleaner doesn't shake it off, vigorous blowing doesn't move it off, dry brushing doesn't take it off, and wet cleaning smears it.... it's OIL.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory news story (89 comments in total)

A beautiful film that profoundly expresses Sigma's values, their passion for imaging, and their dedication to skills for precise manufacturing. A well crafted film weaves more than just one idea into the story. Sigma is saying: this is what we believe, this is who we are serving, and this is our promise to people who share their passion. The juxtaposing feelings between cold winter and warm summer serves two purposes; to show that there is a season for serious preparation and a season to consume and enjoy the fruit. The film finishes with a Sigma employee contently standing in the winter scene confidently holding the finished product staring directly at the viewer. The work is done, Sigma has put their hearts and souls into the work and they stand behind their product (really...in the last scene he is STANDING BEHIND THE PRODUCT).
People who only comment on depressed smiles miss the entire message. They are only morons with nothing better to do. Not everyone is a real photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 24th comment
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